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Crab Orchard, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place had a population of 2,886 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Crab Orchard is located at latitude 37.7407 and longitude -81.2307 in Raleigh County. The formal boundaries for the Crab Orchard Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Raleigh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,290 feet.

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389365) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Crab Orchard Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Raleigh County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crab Orchard: Craborchard.

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Crab Orchard, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Crab Orchard, WV Housing Affordability Index is 212
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Crab Orchard, WV Wealth Index is 51
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,886 (100%)
Population in Households 2,886 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,410 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,283
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,486
Average Household Income $57,765
Per Capita Income $23,741
Wealth Index4 51

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 946 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 239 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $114,261
Housing Affordability Index3 212
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,185
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 823
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.73% -0.03%
Households 0.66% -0.1%
Families 0.58% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Crab Orchard, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crab Orchard to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 86th
Population Density # 115 72nd
Diversity Index # 294 27th
Median Household Income # 123 70th
Per Capita Income # 147 64th

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